GRUB Read Error

Jeremy Utley jeremy at
Sun Apr 11 13:02:06 PDT 2004

Mark Willis wrote:
> Hi,
> I have spent many days building LFS 5.0 and fallen at
> the final hurdle. When I boot the system I get GRUB
> Read Error. I've rebuilt Grub in case the stage files
> were corrupt but the file sizes are the same each
> time. I have now created a Grub boot disk on a floppy
> and that enables me to boot into my LFS system, so
> Grub has to have built OK. My HDD is a 20G HDD with 4
> partitions. LFS is on hda4. BIOS is Phoenix 4.0
> release 6.
> The grub commands I have used are;
> root (hd0,3)
> setup (hd0)
> I have tried grub-install as well but every time, I
> get the GRUB Read Error.
> Can anyone help me from having to use a floppy all the
> time?
> Thanks,
> Mark
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Try now compiling grub while booted into your LFS - i've seen rare 
occasions where the grub compiled in chroot fails, but when it's 
recompiled while booted into the new LFS, it works beautifully.  This 
seems to be especially common when the host distro is a bootcd, for some 


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